Thursday, August 30, 2007

Bookish Links

I may have been living in a black hole but I recently came upon two sites for the bookworm and book lover.

The Millions Blog is a blog about books. Book news, reviews, recommendations, lists, questions and answers. Good source for ideas on what to read next. His explanation of his book queue will make you feel like kindred spirits. And he even includes Mrs. Millions' reading lists too.

Library Thing (I love these straightforward names and websites!) is a web-based, online, public catalog of your books. After explaining all the cool things you can do, the buzz page ends simply, "If the buzz page doesn't convince you, you cannot be convinced. Go away." They've turned cataloging books (which was my part-time job at UCF and not too much fun) into a recreational activity, according to the Christian Science Monitor.

I discovered Library Thing through Andrew Peterson's website and subsequent blog (fun-neee, people). So you can see what other people have on their bookshelves and can link it to your blog so that five random books from your catalog appear on a sidebar of your blog to show to your readers. A quirky look into some one's mind.

And lastly, an interesting, well-written article on Harry Potter from Alan Jacobs, a professor at Wheaton College. It just might make some of you holdouts read the books! Or at least get off the backs of those of us just mad about Harry.


Leslie said...

This was such a great article! I might just have to read the books now. I'm on my way over to Library Thing. Why are we such geeks???

Scribbling Suit said...

I have #'s 1, 5, 6, and 7 but you'll have to come for coffee to get them.

patti said...

Hey...I worked in the library too in college! Catalouging books was the WORST of the WORST job...second only to shelving them. Miss you xoxoox p